January 2016 Online Placement Exam
Available from 9:00 AM January 2nd to 9:00 AM January 10th
NOTE: Fren120 is open only to students who took Fren110 (L1). Fren121 (the stand-alone L2) is not offered during the spring semester. For this reason, students placed into L1 or L2 who were not enrolled in a fall semester course will have to wait until NEXT fall to enroll.
The January Placement Test is being offered for students in these categories:
1. Students who have never taken the Placement Test and who wish to enroll in a French course this spring
2. Students who took the Placement Test more than a year ago and who wish to enroll in a French course this spring
3. Students who plan to apply for study abroad over the summer and who have not yet taken a French course at Yale
4. Graduate students who need to demonstrate full competence in French as one of their program requirements
The January Placement Test is NOT open to students who are enrolled in L1, L2, L3 or L4 French this semester, as these students are expected to enroll in the next course in the sequence if they plan to continue with French.
Placement exam results will remain valid for one year.
The results will be posted on ClassesV2 (PostEm) at 9:00 AM on January 13th.
Once you have chosen a class at the appropriate level, you must preregister during online preregistration.
2015-2016 Placement Exam, (Click Here)
2015-2016 Placement Exams’ Results, (Click Here)
Preregistration (Spring 2016)
All undergraduate students who wish to take a French Language course at Levels L2-L5 (FREN 120, FREN 130, FREN 140, FREN 150), must preregister during the Online Preregistration period: from December 14th, 2015 to January 14th, 2016. (see links below).
Notice of assignments will be available at 3 PM on Friday, January 15th, 2016.
REMEMBER: If your Placement Level is L1 or L2, you will have to wait until next fall to enroll in a course. Fren120 is open only to students who took Fren110. Fren121 is not offered this semester.
Students who have taken the French Department’s placement exam should follow the link above to see their level (once results have been posted) and preregister for the appropriate course (below). For example, students placed in level 3 should follow the L3 preference selection link to register for FREN 130. (Please do not call.)
Students taking FR160 and above do not need to preregister.
Graduate students cannot preregister online. They need to contact the appropriate course chair.
After entering your Yale NetID and Password, you will select your top 3 preferences from a list of available sections for your assigned level. Try, if you can, to choose different time slots. The computer will assign places randomly, taking your preferences into account.
To secure your place in the section, you must attend ALL class meetings.
If you missed the Online Preregistration or were not assigned a section, or if scheduling changes make it necessary for you to switch to a different section, you should contact the appropriate course chair. You should also continue to attend a section of that course until you are sure to have a place in another one.
If you have already completed the test, click on the link displayed below to review your French Placement Test results on or after August 26 at 2 p.m.
The make-up test will be available on Sunday, August 30, 2015 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. EST, click on the regular Placement Exam link listed below to take the exam.